Are Your Crane Trucks Putting Your Business at Risk?
Crane trucks have been revolutionary for transportation, but they have not been without their issues. In the last few months, the DVSA has seen an increasing use of these vehicles with some not being operated under the correct regulations or within the legal weight and length limits. This has led to some businesses unintentionally sending out HGVs that are overweight or overlength and receiving fines as a result.
The government has recently released updated guidance on these crane trucks, clarifying that: “tractor units with large cranes over the permitted length and weight makes them non-compliant from a safety point of view.” Overloaded and overlength vehicles can seriously impact the safety of the vehicle as they become difficult to steer accurately or stop in an emergency.
Whilst crane trucks are often the best solution for accessibility, manoeuvrability and cost-effective transportation, they run the risk of inadvertent non-compliance of the regulations. However, all that is needed to prevent this from happening is a new perspective.
A New Flexible Solution
Dawsongroup material handling is well known for unique perspectives and solutions, such as teaming up with Megalift Ltd. The Megalift is a revolutionary self-loading trailer that includes two mounted cranes which can be operated together or individually. The result? A new asset that provides a safe, adaptable, legal solution for transportation.
Unlike crane trucks, the Megalift’s cranes are a part of the 40-foot trailer, leaving more than enough space for any tractor unit. You can use the Megalift with confidence, knowing that your transport will be within the legal limit.
The Megalift is more than a solution for legal compliance. It also helps you make the most of your assets, decreasing the time your tractor units and trailers spend idle during loading and unloading. In fact, a single driver can safely load and unload a 45-foot container in just three minutes, keeping your fleet moving. The cranes are operated via a remote control, which keeps the driver at a safe distance during use.
The Megalift’s innovative design enables you to upgrade your fleet straight away. The trailer connects to every tractor unit and its unique design allows you to reach almost any location. You can even unload your container in the middle of a field!
Choosing a Smarter Asset Strategy
Choosing the Megalift with Dawsongroup material handling means choosing a Smarter Asset Strategy and investing in your future. With the lead time on new trailers and trucks being 12 or 18 months, the expansion of your fleet might feel impossible; however, an agile usership strategy can fill the gap. You can enjoy all the benefits of the Megalift with no risk to capital and the flexibility your business needs.
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